Drama

I Am Miss Saigon, and I Hate It

Diep Tran reflects on how the musical “Miss Saigon” perpetuates Orientalist stereotypes and narratives in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters. This article was originally published by American Theatre. Do you want one more tale of a Vietnam girl? —Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil Growing up, my dad always told me, “Every Vietnamese family has a remarkable story.” I …(read more)

Jade Hidle Reviews Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, A Good Fucking Play

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Qui Nguyen’s exciting, hilarious, and moving play Vietgone. The play follows the love story of Nguyen’s parents, and …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part Two

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

(Im)moveable Feasts—An Interview with Natalia Duong—Part One

Recently diaCRITIC Julie Thi Underhill met up with Natalia Duong, a performance artist, choreographer, and scholar who’s recently returned to …(read more)

Writers’ Spotlight: Thao P. Nguyen

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center are proud to present the Fourth San Francisco …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng bàn/reviews The Tale of Lady Thị Kính by P.Q. Phan

Anvi Hoàng has been writing about this opera, The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, for two years. Here are some …(read more)

A Vietnamese American Protest Organizer’s History Against Miss Saigon

As one of the longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history, Miss Saigon has received plenty of praise but also …(read more)

An Interview With Trieu Tran

You’ve heard the critics rave about it and you’ve read diaCRITICS’ positive review. Now, diaCRITIC Genevieve Erin O’ Brien presents an …(read more)

Viewing Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam as an Oral Historian

Now an accomplished actor with appearances in numerous theatrical productions, Trieu Tran recounts his personal journey fleeing from Vietnam to …(read more)

Review of Year of the Rabbit, Play about Viet Nam and Afghanistan

diaCRITICS editor Viet Nguyen reviews Year of the Rabbit, a play about the haunting effects of war on soldiers and …(read more)

Vietnamese Plays in Seattle and L.A.: Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam and Year of the Rabbit

If you’re in Seattle or Los Angeles, be sure to catch these plays dealing with Viet Nam or the Vietnamese. …(read more)